Sam Billings, Joe Denly sign long-standing signings with Kent

Billings is the skipper of Kent, while Denly is his deputy.

Sam Billings and Joe Denly. (Kent Official Twitter Handle )

Kent skipper Sam Billings and his deputy Joe Denly has extended their contracts with Kent. The news was confirmed on Tuesday (July 10). Both went on to represent England in the limited overs format being Kent players. 

"I'm delighted to commit my future to the club and I'm confident we're building something very special at Kent," Billings said. "I'm a Kent lad and passionate about the club so we're keen to kick on and reach the next level to regularly compete for silverware. I think the progress we have made in a very short time is brilliant, and there's plenty more to come.

"We have some fantastic people at this club and working with guys like Matt Walker and Paul Downton who have strong affiliations to the club, we know what cricket means to people in Kent. It's great to see so many of our core players committing their futures to the club to provide continuity and build on the positive start we've made to the season."

For Denly it is very much the start of a fresh new innings of his cricketing career. 

He holds several records for the club including highest scores for the club in both one-day and T20 cricket. He was also involved in the highest partnership for the club in first-class cricket when he scored 382 with Sean Dickson.

"I'm enjoying my cricket as much as I ever have and that's showing on the pitch," he gushed. "We're building a talented squad with strength in depth supported by a great backroom staff off the field. There's still be plenty to play for this season so I hope we can carry on the push for promotion and challenge in the Vitality Blast."

(Inputs from Cricbuzz) 


By Anshuman Roy - 11 Jul, 2018

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